Friday, August 14, 2015

Aetna is hiring a Chief Mindfulness Officer

A title once reserved for a monastery or ashram has found its way into a Fortune 200 company. A healthcare company nonetheless. Shhhh, don’t tell the Senate Health Care committee.

This is a sure signal of the role that mindfulness is playing in the corporate operation. SAP, the software company has a Director of Mindfulness and Google boasts a Chief Happiness Officer.

The role of these positions is to make sure that this practice has a seat at the executive table, to be integral in the growth and sustainability of the company, its employees, and its clients. Executive titles only come about when it is clear that this person’s work has already played the latter role.

Who is your Chief Mindfulness Officer?